DANIELLE Foot is ready to put her best foot forward for the AJMXC in Bunbury from Sept. 26.
MORIAC motocross champion Danielle Foot plans to cap-off a remarkable year when she heads over to Western Australia this week to compete in the country’s top motocross event for juniors – the 2015 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championships – in Bunbury from September 26 – October 3.
The 15-year-old has had a sensational year on her dirt bike, winning her fourth consecutive Girls 12 to under-16 title the 2015 Penrite Hattah Desert Race in July, and finished third overall in the women’s 14+ class at the 2015 Amateur National Motocross Championship in the United States in August.
Since her return, she’s been training hard, getting used to riding in sand at Rosebud every Wednesday night and Saturday. “I’ve been doing laps and laps of practice at Rosebud to try to improve my sand riding before Bunbury.
“I’ve definitely improved after doing more than a hundred laps and many motos since I’ve returned from the US. The sand has been my home for the last two weeks,” Danielle said.
“I’ve also got a new 250cc bike. The suspension on the 125cc and 85cc bikes is ready to go. Everything is falling into place nicely,” she added.
Danielle will be competing in the 100cc-150cc 2-stroke & 200cc-250cc 4-stroke Girls 13 to under-16 class, and the 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke Big Wheel 14 to under-16 class at the AJMXC.
She took out the 85cc 2-stroke/150cc 4-stroke 14 to under-16 class at last year’s AJMXC by 25-points by impressively winning all five of her motos.
“I would like to defend my championship that I won in Appin last year in the 85cc class and win the title in both classes this year. That’s what I’m going for and it would definitely finish the year off on a high,” Danielle said.
The AJMXC will be Danielle’s last junior motocross competition before she graduates to the senior-ranks for next year’s motocross season.
“Going into seniors next year as a two-time Australian junior champion would be really nice,” Danielle said. “I grew up racing against Emma Milesevic and it will be good to get back up there with her and race against the big girls and boys.
“I’m nervous but really excited for next year,” she added.
Danielle is also currently participating in Motorcycling Victoria’s Elite Rider Training Camp in Melbourne from September 21-23 to perfect her on and off-bike skills before flying to Perth on Friday. “It seems that the last few months have been really busy,” she added.
She would really like to thank Jades Oats from Oats MX Coaching for helping her train in the sand at Rosebud. “He’s been helping me improve a lot every Wednesday and the weekends,” Danielle said.
Danielle would also like to thank MotoTech Geelong, Oates MX Coaching, JC Suspension, KTM, Troy Lee Design, Main Event Fitness, Fist Handwear, Grovedale Carpet Court, West Coast Floors, Will Max Graphics, Motul, Oakley, Pirelli Tyres, Fist and her parents for helping her get to Bunbury to compete in Australia’s biggest motocross competition for juniors. “It’s not cheap to go over there and race so I’d really like to say a massive thanks to them,” Danielle added.
The AJMXC is hosted by the Bunbury Motorcycle Club, on the South Western Highway in Bunbury, Western Australia from September 23 to October 3. To follow the event through the week please visit: www.ajmxbunbury2015.com.au.
Image: Danielle Foot (Credit: Fabry Films).